Ways to make LinkedIn a more effective part of the job search

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Between November and December, the national unemployment rate dropped from 8.7 percent to 8.5 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. As December marks the fifth consecutive month of drops in unemployment, people may want to ramp up their job search efforts in the new year.

After taking a career test and finding out what type of role they are suited for, jobseekers may want to create a LinkedIn profile if they have not done so already. CIO recently provided a few tips for the social media website that can help people’s online job search efforts.

For instance, the news source suggested that LinkedIn users focus on crafting an effective profile. An individual’s page should clearly state who they are as a professional. In order to accomplish this, the profile must also be completed in full.

"If you don’t follow through on completing your own profile, what other things will you fail to finish," Eve Mayer Orsburn, chief executive officer of Social Media Delivered, told the news outlet. "Take the time to fill in as many of the fields as you can, and always include a picture."

On a website that has more than 100 million users around the world, it is also essential for jobseekers to expand their online network, the news source stated. 

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